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Joined: 09 Aug 2012
Posts: 6
Location: China
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
Schools: Ross '15 (A)
GMAT 1: 770 Q47 V50
GPA: 3.65
WE: Project Management (Manufacturing)
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Profile evaluation, Ross [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2012, 08:25
Hello all, 
 
I am a 28 year old Canadian with a mechanical engineering degree from my hometown university (University of Windsor - converted GPA, 3.68 in mechanical engineering) with three unique internships, including one in Sweden. 
 
I worked in Canada for 3 years as a design engineer for an automotive manufacturing company, then moved to Asia for a dual role in sales/project management stationed 70% in Beijing, China and 30% in Tokyo, Japan with the same company. I have been in this role for just over 2 years. 
 
GMAT - 720 
 
One point of concern of mine is a relative lack of extra-curriculars.  I have competed in various triathlons since 2006 and practice amateur photography, cinematography and creative writing (only as hobbies); but I am afraid these are not entirely uncommon, nor do they demonstrate leadership. 
Another point I'd like your comments on is my attendance of a lower profile university and employment with a relatively unknown company. 

My pursuit of an MBA is rooted in a desire to transition from a technical background into a career in management consulting.
 
My first and only choice is Ross (should I let this be known in essays/interviews?).  I am local and have always had an a great respect for U of M's history and heritage. 
 
Looking forward to your thoughts with great thanks and appreciation. 
 
Regards, 
 
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Re: Profile evaluation, Ross [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2012, 11:34
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Congratulations on your great gpa and GMAT Score- certainly high points of your profile. You have significant international experience as well which adds more value to your profile.

As for your concern about extra curriculars, I do not think you need to fret about your" lack" of extra curricular activities .

Quote: "I have competed in various triathlons since 2006 and practice amateur photography, cinematography and creative writing (only as hobbies)"

This evidences your participation in extra curricular. I don't understand what exactly you mean by common or uncommon. I understand that these MAY NOT demonstrate leadership . However, for leadership experiences, you need to retrospect and dig deeper to figure out times when you took initiative, motivated someone, or did things to resolve people's issues etc.

Second, if you have done well in academics and progressed consistently in your career with significant accomplishments, 'lower profile university' or 'relatively unknown company' should not matter.

Lastly, even though your first and only choice is Ross, I would recommend you should have some back up with you and apply to 1-2 more schools. However, if you still insist on applying to Ross only, please do not mention it in your essays.

I hope it helped.

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